Expert opinion alert: Beauty stylist Anthony Tippins from the flagship Nordstrom in Seattle, WA, spoke to us about six mini stocking stuffers that he considers must-haves for these dark days of winter. His comments are below, broken out
Get a golden sun-kissed glow from Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster. Add two or three drops to your favorite moisturizer and be radiant, without that unnatural self-tanner look. Remember to wash your hands after using this one.
Dark under the eyes? A little puffy? Estée Lauder Ultimate Contouring Eye Lift firms around the eye area. You will notice its light-reflecting qualities, which minimize dark circles, and the cool applicator sculpting tip, which reduces puffiness. What can I say…amazing!
YSL Volupte Gloss will deepen any lip color. Transformative! From day into evening with just a pout. Smells fruity and is great for a woman who likes versatility in her lip colors. It’s technically meant to be an enhancer, but go ahead and try it by itself!
Use NARS Light Optimizing Primer under your foundation or by itself to give your skin a great glow with gold and pink lights. Especially if you are dry and your skin looks dull, this will give you a dewy radiance.
Giorgio Armani Luminious Silk Foundation is a lightweight liquid foundation that looks natural and feels literally like silk against your skin. It has a good color range too.
This Laura Mercier Setting Powder is literally invisible and has zero color. Not only does it set your makeup to keep it long-wearing, but it works great as touch-up powder to matte-ify the skin even without wearing foundation. Press onto the face, then dust off excess.